After a very foggy start this morning, it has turned into the most beautiful spring day. Let's hope it's here to stay! The catkins are suddenly flowering away and there are bees humming and frogs croaking everywhere.
The hellebores and snowdrops and the odd crocus are very welcome when there's nothing else around.
I spent some time at the weekend sorting out the greenhouse, taking all the benches out and giving it a spring clean. All my overwintering pelargoniums were tidied and cuttings taken. I could spend all day pottering in there given the chance!
Some of my favourites spent the winter in my utility room where they've flowered away for months. The one with the pink flowers is "Sweet Mimosa" who's leaves are balsam scented, but I grow for the lovely flowers. It's what my Nan would have called a "good do-er"!
I got my potatoes planted today. Lady Christl first earlies. I don't bother with main crop ones but there's nothing to beat the first new potatoes of the year.
On another note, we discovered a wasp's nest in our eaves space that we'd forgotten about. We seemed to get them every summer, using the air vents in the soffits to get in. The pest man came and treated this one last year, but it was only when hubby was putting some mouse bait out (oh the joys of living in the country!) that we remembered it was there. It's quite impressive and I'd love to remove it to have a proper look, but there's no way I'm going in that little crawl space with all the spiders and dust :(
Hopefully we won't get any more as our new soffits don't have the big air vents
Bye for now